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Mary, the Cistercians, and Armand-Jean de Rancé
David N. Bell
In this book, David N. Bell explores what Cistercian writers and preachers have said about Mary from the time of the founding fathers of the Order to Armand-Jean de Rancé, who introduced the Cistercia ...
Exploring the Depths of Prayer with Isaac the Syrian
Andrew D. Mayes
This book invites the reader to a spiritual odyssey. It opens before the reader an itinerary for venturing forth with God, aided by the astonishing writings of seventh-century Isaac the Syrian. Long-l ...
Volume 1; A–H (Ȇta)
Translated and introduced by Tim Vivian; Preface by Kathleen Norris; Foreword by Terrence G. Kardong, OSB†
The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers offers a new translation of the Greek alphabetical Apophthegmata Patrum, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. For the first time in an English t ...
A Translation and Commentary
Terrence G. Kardong, OSB
Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary is the first line-by-line exegesis of the entire Rule of Benedict written originally in English. This full commentary - predominately a literary and histo ...
The Reading-Cluny Collection, 1 of 2; Sermons 85-133
Aelred of Rievaulx; Translated by Daniel Griggs, with an introduction by Marjory Lange and Marsha Dutton
Aelred (1110–1167) served Rievaulx Abbey, the second Cistercian monastery in England, for twenty years as abbot. During his abbacy he wrote thirteen treatises, some offering spiritual guidance and oth ...
Part Two; Volume 1, Chapters 1-57
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated by Milton T. Walsh
The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony, fourteenth-century Carthusian, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ from the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of com ...
An Existential and Spiritual Biography
Pierre-André Burton, OCSO, Translated by Christopher Coski
This book places the life of Aelred of Rievaulx, third abbot of the English Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx, within the hundred-year period from the Norman Conquest of England in October 1066 through Ael ...
The Cistercian Nuns of Tautra Mariakloster, Preface by Dom Brendan Freeman, OCSO
For at least eight centuries, the Norwegian island of Tautra in the Trondheim fjord has been known for its spiritual waves and special light. In the Middle Ages, Cistercian monks established the north ...
Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an introduction and notes, by Alexandra Barratt
Gertrud the Great (1256-1302) entered the monastery of Helfta in eastern Germany as a child oblate. At the age of twenty-five she underwent a conversion that led to a series of visionary experiences. ...
Constructing an Early Christian Ideal
What does it mean to be humble like Christ? In this book, Bernadette McNary-Zak explores various concepts of Christian humility in late antiquity. To help the reader deepen their understanding of Chri ...
Eucharistic Theology and Anthropology in the Writings of Gertrude the Great of Helfta
This book examines how the writings of the thirteenth-century nun Gertrude the Great of Helfta articulate an innovative relationship between a person's eucharistic devotion and her body. It attends to ...
Thomas Merton's Monastic Spirituality
Bonnie B. Thurston; Foreword by Paul Quenon, OCSO
To understand the life and thought of Thomas Merton, one must understand him as a monk. After introducing his vocation and entrance into the Trappist order, this book highlights some of his basic spir ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Grace Remington, OCSO, Introduction by Alice Chapman
This last small group of Bernard's sermons to be published in translation by Cistercian Publications rightly goes by the title De varii in the critical edition. While most of them treat feasts on the ...
The Poetics of the Image in Bernard of Clairvaux
Isaac Slater, OCSO
Bernard continually returns to the classical idea that the quality of desire shapes theological imagination. By attending to the multiple ways he develops and applies this insight, Beyond Measure unco ...
Bernard Bonowitz, OCSO
"Truly seeking God" is the one requirement Saint Benedict establishes for the admission of a candidate to the monastery. Once inside, that is exactly what he or she will be doing. In the first part of ...